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Nanomanufacturing: Emergence and Implications for U.S. Competitiveness, the Environment, and Human Health

Feb. 2014- The forum's participants described nanomanufacturing as a future megatrend that will potentially match or surpass the digital revolution's effect on society and the economy. They anticipated further scientific breakthroughs that will fuel new engineering developments; continued movement into the manufacturing sector; and more intense international competition. Although limited data on ...

Greener Nano 12: Nanoinformatics Tools and Resources Workshop

May. 2012- July 30, 2012Courtyard Marriott Portland City CenterPortland, Oregon  The quantity of information on nanomaterial properties and behavior continues to grow exponentially. Without a concerted effort to organize and mine disparate information coming out of current research efforts, the value and effective use of this information will be limited at best.  At worst, erroneous conclusions ...

NanoBusiness Provides Insight on National Research Council Report

Feb. 2012- The National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies has been working for several years on the development of a Research Strategy for Environmental, Health, and Safety Aspects of Engineered Nanomaterials. On January 25th they released a draft of this strategy, which is available from the National Academies website. This work was commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency. A ...

SWeNT is currently the Only U.S. Manufacturer Permitted to Commercially Distribute Both Multi-Wall and Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes

Sep. 2011- NORMAN, OK – Sept. 21, 2011 -- SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT), the world leader in high quality carbon nanotubes (CNT), recently received an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) consent order which will permit the company to manufacture and distribute Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNT) for commercial applications.  SWeNT’s Multi-Wall products are sold under the SWeNT ...

Informing Selection of Nanomaterial Concentrations for ToxCast In Vitro Testing based on Occupational Exposure Potential

Aug. 2011- "Informing Selection of Nanomaterial Concentrations for ToxCast In Vitro Testing based on Occupational Exposure Potential" is now available through the InterNano Nanomanufacturing Library. The full article is available here. Abstract Background: Little justification is generally provided for selection of in vitro assay testing concentrations for engineered nanomaterials (ENMs). ...

ISO Publishes New Nanotechnology Standard: Nanomaterial Risk Evaluation

May. 2011- ISO/TR 13121:2011 describes a process for identifying, evaluating, addressing, making decisions about, and communicating the potential risks of developing and using manufactured nanomaterials, in order to protect the health and safety of the public, consumers, workers and the environment.ISO/TR 13121:2011 offers guidance on the information needed to make sound risk evaluations and risk management ...

National Nanotechnology Initiative Issues New EHS-Strategy Document

Dec. 2010- On December 6, 2010, the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Technology released the draft "National Nanotechnology Initiative 2011 Environmental, Health, and Safety Strategy" (2011 NNI EHS Research Strategy).  The document is intended to replace the National Nanotechnology Initiative's ...


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Birck Nanotechnology Center

Birck Nanotechnology Center

Purdue University
The Birck Nanotechnology Center leverages advances in nanoscale science and engineering to create innovative nanotechnologies addressing societal challenges and opportunities in computing, communications, the environment, security, energy independence, and health. In turn, the Birck Nanotechnology Center exploits the accelerating progress in nanotechnology utilizing the most ...

California NanoSystems Institute

California NanoSystems Institute

University of California Los Angelos
The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) is an integrated research facility with locations at UCLA and UC Santa Barbara. Its mission is to encourage university collaboration with industry and to enable the rapid commercialization of discoveries in nanoscience and nannotechnology. CNSI members who are on the faculty at UCLA and UCSB represent a ...